Today, every savvy company has embraced an extensive online presence. Beyond the required web site, many businesses routinely provide their employees, business partners, and customers with online access to applications, systems, and data.
Increasingly, the IT infrastructure that supports these online business efforts is shifting from traditional on-premises to Cloud-based solutions. Cloud providers have more Internet bandwidth than most businesses, and additionally isolate Internet transactions from the corporate network instead of clogging on-premises routers and switches with data that needn't be there in the first place. As such, selection of a suitable Cloud provider is critical.